Cryptococcal Antigenemia in Nigerian Patients With Advanced Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Influence of Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence.

TitleCryptococcal Antigenemia in Nigerian Patients With Advanced Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Influence of Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsOladele, RO, Akanmu, AS, Nwosu, AO, Ogunsola, FT, Richardson, MD, Denning, DW
JournalOpen Forum Infect Dis
Volume3
Issue2
Paginationofw055
Date Published2016 Mar
ISSN2328-8957
Abstract

Background.  Cryptococcal meningitis has a high mortality in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons in Africa. This is preventable with early screening and preemptive therapy. We evaluated the prevalence of cryptococcal disease by antigen testing, possible associated factors, and outcomes in HIV-infected patients being managed in a tertiary hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. Methods.  Sera were collected from 214 consenting HIV-infected participants with CD4(+) counts

DOI10.1093/ofid/ofw055
Alternate JournalOpen Forum Infect Dis
PubMed ID27186581
PubMed Central IDPMC4866571